Victims' commissioner Louise Casey quits for new role

Louise Casey Louise Casey was an architect of Tony Blair's "respect agenda"

Related Stories

Louise Casey has resigned as the commissioner for victims of crime in England and Wales.

She will move to a new role at the Department for Communities and Local Government, helping deal with social problems following the summer riots.

David Cameron said she would head up plans to turn around the lives of 120,000 of the UK's troubled families.

Ms Casey came to prominence under Labour, as a leading figure in its battle against anti-social behaviour.

She has been in the role of victims' commissioner for 18 months - it is not yet clear if she will be replaced. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice said ministers were "considering what steps to take next".

In a report published last November, Ms Casey argued that victims and witnesses were the "poor relation" in the criminal justice system.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Politics stories

RSS

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.